Born in Sydney, Tim spent his childhood first in Australia and then in south-west France, especially on the Atlantic coast.
With a French baccalauréat diploma in his pocket, he returned to Australia where he got a degree in literature and political science at the University of Queensland.
On the way back from Down Under he stopped in Los Angeles to work with his uncle, a 'location scout', stayed 4 months and acquired valuable experience working as an assistant for fashion and advertising photographers, as well as production assistant on film commercials.
Having gained a Bachelor of Arts degree, he decided to focus on photography. During his spare time, he had developed his technique and had submitted his first photos. Surfing Life in Australia and Surf Session in France were the first to believe in his potential.
In 1990, the European sportswear company Oxbow took him on and triggered his interest in the other extreme 'fun' sports. He consistently produced more than 60 % of the famous glossy catalogues.
He has worked with such champions as Andy Irons, Jean-Michel Bayle, Patrick Edlinger, Laird Hamilton, Jason Polakow or Karl Heinz Zangerl in sports ranging from surfing, snowboarding, windsurfing, motocross to rockclimbing. His travels have taken him to over 30 countries from the 5985 metres high Cotopaxi Volcano in Ecuador to the 20' waves of Teahupoo in Tahiti and the -30°C of Mongolia.
His first visit to French Polynesia in 1986 resulted in love at first sight. The luxuriant beauty of the landscape, the richness of the culture combined with perfect waves all year round made him finally decide to settle there. Although now based on the island of Tahiti with his family, he still tours the world but has also assigned himself the task of capturing the magic of Polynesian life.
In just over 20 years he has become recognised as one of the best outdoor photographers in the world. Not only do his action shots make the covers of the leading surf, snowboard, windsurf or motocross magazines, his landscape and fashion shots also appear in numerous ads, posters and billboards around the globe. He has contributed to over ten books distributed worldwide and enhanced more than twenty websites with his pictures.
Tim is lucky to be able to fulfil every graphic artist’s dream: to produce a large variety of beautiful and powerful images which speak for themselves. So much so that his portfolio is being published in fine art poster editions and in a book collection..
He is still a keen surfer and snowboarder and a rusty black belt 2nd Dan in the Japanese martial art of Kendo. In quiet moments, he sits down at a keyboard and improvises. But he will never stay anywhere very long. He is too dedicated to the nomadic life and capturing the perfect light with unforgettable images.